Two one-act plays: Krapp's Last Tape and The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter

03/12/19Two one-act plays: Krapp's Last Tape and The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter

Krapp’s Last Tape by Samuel Beckett.  Directed by Peter Russell

 A late evening.  An old man, drinking heavily, sits at a table on which is a tape recorder.  He listens to his earlier life being described by a younger self and struggles to relate to this energy, this strong sense of expectation.  Where did it go?  “Perhaps Beckett’s most perfect piece of writing for the theatre … a dialogue, between the old man and his middle-aged self is made possible by the magnectic tape recorder.” John Fletcher.

 Character needed:  Krapp, an elderly man.

 

The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter

Gus and Ben are two men, in a room, waiting - but what for?  The waiting and the silence is threatening, so they talk, read from the newspaper, chat, indulge in banter.  A struggle for dominance goes on - but who's going to end up on top?  Tense, funny and bizarre.

Ben:  the older man.  Seems in control, experienced at this sort of thing but still tense.  Probably a Londoner with a local accent.

Gus:  the younger man, nervous, less experienced.  Wants to please.  A regional accent needed.

Performances:  Thursday 20, Friday 21 and Saturday 22 February 2020 at 7.30 pm

Reading and Introduction: Tuesday 3 December at 7.45 pm

Auditions: Thursday 5 December at 7.30 pm and Sunday 8 December at 2.30 pm

A Salisbury Studio production